Franklin Leon Jackson, Jr., 4, was ejected from the SUV’s rear passenger window.
The child found the gun under the couch at his family’s home in the 1900 block of Rhode Island Street in Gary.
Carbon monoxide poisoning was likely a contributing factor in the death of a 4-year-old boy and his father who were found dead at the father’s Yorkville home.
Yorkville Police Chief Rich Hart said Thursday that police are not looking for any suspects in the case and there is no danger to the public.
A 35-year-old man and a 4-year-old boy were found dead Wednesday in a home in west suburban Yorkville, police said Thursday morning.
A 4-year-old boy playing with a lighter started a fire that destroyed a home in Carpentersville Thursday.
A 4-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after he fell from a second-floor window on the South Side.
A little boy drowned during a visit to a public pool in Glenview last Friday, and his family has since been trying to learn exactly what happened — reportedly with little success.
The City Council Finance Committee is recommending approval of a $1.55 million settlement for a 4-year-old boy who suffered brain damage from a falling parkway tree branch.